Hop on a Bike Train! May 16th is Bike to Work Day

Hop on a train to try riding to work with others on BTWD

bike trainBike Train – noun / bïk • trän – a group of commuters who ride to work with the fun, excitement, and safety of a group.  They start at meet-up locations around the city, and end in other neighborhoods where people work. Sometimes they make stops along the way to pick up or drop off riders, or grab coffee and treats. Approachable for beginners.  A breath of fresh-air for veterans. One of the best ways to celebrate Bike to Work Day (or any day!).

For Bike to Work Day 2014 BikePGH has organized a number of volunteers to lead bike trains into work from different spots around town!  Modeled after LA Bike Trains, the PGH Bike Trains aim to be an easy way for people to try biking into work, or a fun twist on commuting for the every-day commuters.

Check the map and list below to see if there are any trains that you want to join. See yinz on the train!

 Blue cyclists indicate bike train meet-ups and the yellow coffee cups are BikePGH Commuter Cafés where bike commuters can stop for free breakfast treats. All current, new and renewing BikePGH members can stop at a Commuter Café to pick up a free, locally-made swag bag filled with great stuff. 

[ezcol_1fifth]Departure[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Arrival[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Bike Train Leader[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]Details[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


[ezcol_1fifth]Sewickley – Starbucks
6:30am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]PNC Park & Market Square Commuter Cafés ~8:00am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Vannevar Bush[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]Sewickley Starbucks, via Sewickley Bridge. Coraopolis Park-n-ride (pickup point) then Neville Island Hockey facility (another pickup point)
Ride via Neville Island, rejoin 51 in McKeesRocks, cross McKeesRocks bridge. Ride California Ave, Brighton Road, to PNC Park coffee-stop (first stop). Cross the river via 6th Street Bridge to Market Square (second stop).[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


[ezcol_1fifth] Coraopolis Park-n-Ride at Thomas Run Rd. – 6:50am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]PNC Park & Market Square Commuter Cafés ~8:00am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Vannevar Bush[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]Head over to Neville Island Hockey Facility, then down 51 to cross the McKees Rocks Bridge, ride to downtown via California Ave & Brighton Road. Downtown Arrival around 8:00[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


[ezcol_1fifth] Neville Island – Robert Morris Hockey Facility – 7:00am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]PNC Park & Market Square Commuter Cafés ~8:00am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Vannevar Bush[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]Head down Neville Island then rejoin 51 and cross the McKees Rocks Bridge. From there head down California Ave. and Brighton Rd. to land Downtown at 8am.[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


[ezcol_1fifth]Mt. Lebanon – Coffee Tree Roasters on Beverly Rd.- 7:30am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Market Square Commuter Café ~8:15am [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Bill Ehlir[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]Take a ride down Green Tree Rd. and arrive at Market Square via the West End. [/ezcol_2fifth_end]


[ezcol_1fifth]Mt. Lebanon – Woodhaven Dr. & Washington Rd – 7:00am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Downtown @ 7:45 -OR- Oakland @ 8:30[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Ben Stiglitz[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]Ben is taking the T! Great chance to learn how to use bikes and transit. Get off at downtown or continue onto Oakland via the “Jain Trail”. Arrive downtown around 7:45, or arrive in Oakland around 8:30.[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


 

[ezcol_1fifth]West View – Dunkin Donuts 7:30am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Downtown 8:30am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Stu Strickland[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]Current plan is to go to Bellevue first, then use the Shadeland Avenue bridge to avoid most traffic and elevation changes.[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


[ezcol_1fifth]Glenshaw – Kiwanas Park – 8:00am  [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]East Liberty ~ 9:00am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Andrew McNabb[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]It’ll head along the scenic road along Little Pine Creek, cross the Fleming Bridge, and ride up past the zoo. Arrive in East Liberty around 9am.[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


[ezcol_1fifth]Etna – corner of Freeport St. & Bridge St – 8:15am  [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]East Liberty ~ 9:00am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Andrew McNabb[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]Head across the 62nd St. Bridge then up past the zoo. Arrive in East Liberty around 9am.[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


[ezcol_1fifth]Sharpsburg – west side of Kennedy Park –7:30am  [/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Downtown – Market Square 8:30am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Kento Ohmori[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]Ride goes down Canal/Main and crosses the 62nd Street Bridge into Upper Lawrenceville. From that point on, the rout runs along Butler then Penn into Downtown.[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


[ezcol_1fifth]Lawrenceville – Doughboy Square 7:50am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Downtown ~8:20[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Kento Ohmori[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]Depending on the number of riders, Kento will take Railroad St., Smallman St. or Penn Ave.[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


[ezcol_1fifth]Lawrenceville – BikePGH office on 43rd St – 9:00am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Downtown ~9:30[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Ted Zellars[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]This ride will show you the “backway” to get downtown from Lawrenceville and avoid Butler St.  Definitely a good route to have in your back of tricks.[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


[ezcol_1fifth]Lawrenceville – Penn & Main – 9:00am [ezcol_1fifth][/ezcol_1fifth] Oakland ~9:30[ezcol_1fifth][/ezcol_1fifth] Zhe Zhang[ezcol_2fifth_end]head to the Pop-up Commuter Café in Friendship Park. From there Zhe will take the group down over the Millvale Bridge and through the shuffle on Baum/Center to the nice, tree-lined Devonshire St. to CMU! Arrival time 9:30am..[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


 

[ezcol_1fifth]Millvale – trailhead at the 40th st. park – 8:30am [ezcol_1fifth][/ezcol_1fifth] Downtown @ 8:50, Southside works at 9:15[ezcol_1fifth][/ezcol_1fifth] Matt Carrick[ezcol_2fifth_end]Follow the trail around the point. Downtown arrival at 8:50. Southside Works arrival at 9:15. Drive to the trailhead and park your car for the day![/ezcol_2fifth_end]


 

[ezcol_1fifth]East Liberty – Whole Foods Parking Lot- 8:30am [ezcol_1fifth][/ezcol_1fifth] Oakland @ 8:45, Downtown @ 9:15[ezcol_1fifth][/ezcol_1fifth] Lindsay Dill[ezcol_2fifth_end]Lindsay is riding from the Whole Foods in East Liberty over to Oakland.  For commuters that need to continue to downtown, she’ll take the jail trail and end at Market Square![/ezcol_2fifth_end]


[ezcol_1fifth]North Point Breeze – East End Food Coop
8:30am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]East Liberty @ 8:45, Downtown @ 9:00[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Doug Reigner[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]Head towards Downtown via East Liberty, Bloomfield, Lawreceville and the Strip District! A useful ride no doubt.[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


[ezcol_1fifth]Bloomfield – Friendship Park – 8:15am [ezcol_1fifth][/ezcol_1fifth] Downtown ~9:00[ezcol_1fifth][/ezcol_1fifth] Andy Kolonay[ezcol_2fifth_end]Andy is taking the early train from Friendship Park to Downtown.  If you’re looking for company on your ride in from the East End, join the train![/ezcol_2fifth_end]


 

[ezcol_1fifth]Bloomfield – Friendship Park – 9:10am [ezcol_1fifth][/ezcol_1fifth] Oakland ~9:30[ezcol_1fifth][/ezcol_1fifth]Zhe Zhang [ezcol_2fifth_end] Zhe will take the group down over the Millvale Bridge and through the shuffle on Baum/Center to the nice, tree-lined Devonshire St. to CMU! Arrival time 9:30am.[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


 

[ezcol_1fifth]Penn Hills- McDonald’s on Frankstown Rd. at
8:00am[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Land in East Liberty @ 8:45, Downtown @ 9:00[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_1fifth]Doug Reigner[/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_2fifth_end]Head towards Downtown via North Point Breeze, East Liberty, Bloomfield, Lawreceville and the Strip District! A useful ride no doubt.[/ezcol_2fifth_end]


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